The Parks Trust is an independent, self-funded charity that cares for and maintains over 6,000 acres of green space across Milton Keynes. This includes the river valleys, ancient woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas alongside the main roads. The Parks Trust ensures these spaces are expertly maintained and managed and also plans, develops and invests for the future, so that everyone can enjoy the outdoors, now and forever. The Parks Trust also works with around 6,000 school children and adults through its outdoor education programme, and has over 200 volunteers. The Parks Trust organises and enables over 500 events and activities each year, making the city a vibrant and colourful place to live, work and visit. For more information visit theparkstrust.com.